Rihanna shuffles from No. 66 under the former Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs methodology all the way to No. 1 with “Diamonds,” aided by crossover pop airplay of the track as well as strong digital sales (No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs). “Diamonds” also tops the inaugural R&B Songs tally. Rihanna’s “Diamonds” dips 7-9 with 108,000 on the Digital Songs chart. The track remains on the top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100, falling from #16 to #18.
“Diamonds” remains at No. 1 in France for the second week. The track is also #2 in Brazil; #3 in The Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland; #4 in Germany, Luxembourg and Denmark; #5 in Ireland, Israel and New Zealand; #6 in Belgium; #7 in Spain; #8 in Australia; #9 in Canada and Portugal.
Billboard’s R&B Songs will incorporate the same airplay/sales/streaming hybrid formula to rank the week’s top R&B-only (non-rap) titles. R&B Songs and Rap Songs will serve as 25-position distillations of the overall Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, highlighting the differences between pure R&B and rap titles in the overall, wide-ranging R&B/hip-hop field.